The essential oils of two Lamiaceae cultivated in Western Himalaya were examined on
their antimicrobial, biting deterrent as well as larvicidal activity. Additionally their odors are described
and their chemical compositions analyzed by GC-MS are given. The main component of Nepeta cataria oil was 4aα
Keywords: Antimicrobial, biting deterrent, essential oil, larvicidal, monoterpenes, Nepeta cataria, Rosmarinus officinalis.
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